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Amsterdam Amsterdamse Bos / Amsterdam Wood Information
(Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands NL)
Attractions nearby Amsterdam, North Holland Netherlands NL
Amsterdamse Bos / Amsterdam Wood
Tel: +31 020 643 1414
Amsterdamse Bos was created in the 1930s, and features specimen trees from many countries, which are now firmly established, and numerous shrubs and trees native to The Netherlands. This vast park measures 900 hectares / 2000 acres and offers a haven for many kinds of insects and small animals, and is also home to many species of birds, especially water birds.
One area of the park which is very picturesque, especially in springtime, is the Kersenbloesempark (Cherry Blossom Park) which features over 400 flowering cherry trees signifying the cultural ties which exist between Japan and The Netherlands.
The wood is popular with Amsterdammers and there are many sporting facilities to enjoy here, such as cycling, jogging, walking, riding, fishing, swimming, rowing, and sailing.
The Bosmuseum, located in the park and open daily from 10:00 to 17:00, tells the story of how the wood was created.
Amsterdam Amsterdamse Bos attraction admission: free
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